My sister gave me (at my request) this book of bag patterns:
At the back is a wallet containing all the patterns. So I thought I would have a first go with what looked like one of the simpler bags: the Reversible Shopper.
And here is the final product.
The material was a lovely Liberty print, which I bought years ago thinking I might make cushions from it. I would say that the hardest part seemed to be the cutting out - being reversible there really were a lot of pieces, and they all needed interfacing. I have a little stock of interfacing, but that all got very quickly used up, and I had to go and buy some more. After this the actual sewing of the bag was a bit of breeze. I did make the mistake of putting both my pockets on the outside, when in fact one is made to be on the inside, so the bag is truly reversible.
My only problem is I'm not quite sure what to do with my bag now. It really seems too nice to use as a grocery shopping bag.
I had envisaged keeping my current knitting projects in it. At the moment I keep my knitting in a rather scruffy paper bag. But as all my projects are quite small I think they would be a bit lost in this big bag. It is really really big.
I may have a go making a scaled down version of this for a knitting bag. I am toying with the idea of keeping my stash of wool in it, but at present I have my wool in shallow baskets, which I really like, as it is really easy to find a particular ball without rummaging and unwinding them ......
But I guess you could keep anything (or anyone) in a really big bag like this.
I may post some more of my attempts to make bags ....
Also "hi" to everyone at Handmade Harbour's Handmade Monday. Have to say you are one of the friendliest link groups I have come across.